List of colleges and universities in Rhode Island

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Map of colleges and universities in Rhode Island

This is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. There are currently 13 accredited, degree-granting institutions operating in the state, including two research universities, a community college, and a school of art.

Two of the state's public institutions are administered by the Rhode Island Board Board of Education.[1] The other, the University of Rhode Island, is overseen by its own Board of Trustees.[2][3][4] The state operates two public universities, the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, as well as the Community College of Rhode Island, which offers degrees at six locations. The Naval War College, operated by the federal United States Navy, is located in Newport. The oldest school in the state is Brown University, a member of the Ivy League and the only Rhode Island institution founded before the American Revolution. The newest college is College Unbound in Providence.[5] Enrollment sizes range from the College Unbound at 163 students to the University of Rhode Island, the state's flagship public university, which serves over 17,000 students.

The institutions included on this list are all accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).[6]

Institutions[edit]

School Location(s)[7] Affiliation[7] Type[7][a] Enrollment[b]
(2019)
Founded
Brown University Providence Private Doctoral university 10,333 1764[8]
Bryant University Smithfield Private Master's university 3,640 1863[9]
Community College of Rhode Island 6 locations Public Associate's college 14,775 1964[10]
Johnson & Wales University Providence Private Master's university 6,695[c] 1914[11]
Naval War College Newport Public
(Federal)
Master's university[d] 562[12][e] 1884[13]
New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich Private Baccalaureate/associate's college 2,516 1940[14]
Providence College Providence Private
(Catholic)
Master's university 4,618 1917[15]
Rhode Island College Providence Public Master's university 7,523 1854[16]
Rhode Island School of Design Providence Private School of art 2,501 1877[17]
Roger Williams University Bristol Private Master's university 5,325[f] 1956[18]
Salve Regina University Newport Private
(Catholic)
Master's university 2,771 1934[19]
University of Rhode Island Kingston Public Doctoral university 17,465 1892[20]

Defunct institutions[edit]

School Location(s) Founded Closed
Barrington College Barrington 1900 1985[21]
Gibbs College Cranston 1911 2009
Mount Saint Joseph College Wakefield 1975
Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and Allied Sciences Providence 1902[22] 1957[23]
Scholfield's Commercial College Providence 1846[24] ?
Seminary of Our Lady of Providence Warwick 1939[25] 1975[25]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

^a The types listed here are as categorized in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

^b Enrollment is the total enrollment listed by IPEDS for fall 2019.

^c The enrollment count for Johnson & Wales University does not include 1,752 students in its distance learning programs.

^d The Naval War College is not categorized by the Carnegie Classification. However, it is comparable to the Naval Postgraduate School, which is categorized as a masters university.

^e The enrollment count for the Naval War College does not include 5,116 students in their distance learning programs.

^f The enrollment count for Roger Williams University includes 487 students at the School of Law, which is listed as a separate school in IPEDS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIOPC Mission & Responsibilities". Rhode Island Office of Postsecondary Commissioner. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  2. ^ Parker, Paul (24 January 2020). "Raimondo announces nominees for new URI board of trustees". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  3. ^ Phillips, Jason (6 February 2020). "New board of trustees to govern URI". The Good Five Cent Cigar. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Board of Trustees". University of Rhode Island. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  5. ^ St. Amour, Madeline (2 December 2020). "College Unbound Receives Accreditation". Inside Higer Ed. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Rhode Island Institutions". NECHE. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  7. ^ a b c "The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)". U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2017-08-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "History of Brown". Brown University. Archived from the original on 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2007-12-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Quick Facts About Bryant". Bryant University. Archived from the original on 2007-12-23. Retrieved 2007-12-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Our History". Community College of Rhode Island. Archived from the original on 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2007-10-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "The History of Johnson & Wales". Johnson & Wales University. Archived from the original on 2007-08-22. Retrieved 2007-12-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Fast Facts". U.S. Naval War College. September 2016. Retrieved 2017-08-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Naval War College. "NWC History". Archived from the original on 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2007-10-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Eltsworth, Peter (2006-05-10). "NEIT trains tomorrow's auto pros". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 2007-10-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "College History". Providence College. Archived from the original on 2003-10-09. Retrieved 2007-12-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "About RIC - History". Rhode Island College. Retrieved 2007-12-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "RISD: About RISD". Rhode Island School of Design. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-12-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "History & Traditions". Roger Williams University. Archived from the original on 2007-12-27. Retrieved 2007-12-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "University Facts". Salve Regina University. Retrieved 2020-12-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "History - University of Rhode Island". University of Rhode Island. Retrieved 2007-12-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Closed School List". Colleges & Universities (CIHE) / Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  22. ^ Page 123, Rhode Island: A Guide to the Smallest State (Federal Writers' Program, 1937)
  23. ^ Page 244, The Civic and Architectural Development of Providence, 1636-1950 (John Hutchins Cady, 1957)
  24. ^ Greene, Welcome Arnold (1886). The Providence Plantations for Two Hundred and Fifty Years. Providence, RI: J. A. & R. A. Reid. p. 174. Retrieved 15 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ a b "History: The Beginnings of Catholicism in Rhode Island". Roman Catholic Diocense of Providence. Retrieved 2007-12-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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